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Registration Now Open for NRA Show 2013

2013-09-04 The National Restaurant Association (NRA) opened attendee registration for its NRA Show 2014 and the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event.

29% of U.S. Families Eating Out 2+ Times Per Week

2013-09-03 BluePromoCode, a marketplace for coupons and deals, announced the results of a newly commissioned study.

Consumers Care More About Natural Foods Than Organic

2013-08-22 Organic is out, and natural is in—at least for some discerning, health-conscious consumers.

In-N-Out, Whataburger Among Most Satisfying Burger Chains

2013-08-21 Empathica, a global provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions to multiunit enterprises, released burger brand findings from the 2013 ...

P&G Reveals Drop in Pressure for Foodservice Industry

2013-08-19 The cleaning industry has become somewhat more efficient with operations and keeping costs down in the last two years – and in the wake of an improvin...

Brighter Outlook for Restaurant Benefits and Salaries

2013-08-19 People Report launched the 2013 Corporate Compensation and Benefits Survey (CCBS).

Burger Chains Are Popular, But Guest Satisfaction Is Lacking

2013-08-16 Quick service is a crowded market, but one segment has to take the lead. And for the time being, it looks like burger chains are the top pick.

July Sales Fall Slightly, Customer Optimism Rises

2013-08-12 Black Box Intelligence and People Report released the Restaurant Industry Snapshot for July, reporting negative sales during July, the second straight...

Consumers Indulge While Eating Out

2013-08-06 Despite efforts to get U.S. consumers to eat healthier at restaurants, only 24 percent of U.S.

Jimmy John’s, Chipotle Ranked Among Fastest-Growing Chains

2013-08-01 The list of the fastest-growing retailers this year tells a story of consumers’ growing affinity for fast-fashion, specialty grocery items, and appare...